Tuesday morning, the ETU Ravens were greeted at practice by a flock of ravens. Literally.
The flock, known as “a constable”, “an unkindness”, or “a conspiracy”, was found roosting in the Raven’s Nest, completely covering the football field.
“At first, I thought it was a black tarp or something,” said freshman Harris Townsford. “But, that’s when my buddy, Jerry, pointed out all the feathers. I would have never guessed it was a flock of birds. I mean, they were completely quiet. Not a single caw, squawk, or nothing. It was a little on the creepy side, for me.”
The birds remained on the field while the team dressed in the locker room, right up until they were about to step on the field and begin practice. Then without warning, the conspiracy took flight in unison, bearing due east.
“It was like nothing I’ve ever seen in all my years of coaching,” said Preston Blakemore, Head Football Coach of the ETU Ravens. “I’m not normally the superstitious type, but maybe this a sign of good luck for Friday’s upcoming game.”
The ETU Ravens are set to face off against the Baylor Bears this Friday at noon.